Windows Phone 8 devices can be managed by Microsoft’s on-premise System Center 2012 Configuration Manager tool or its cloud-based Windows Intune. In addition to these Microsoft tools, Microsoft has announced that it will be opening up its Windows Phone 8 for 3rd party mobile device management service providers. This enables enterprises to choose and useÂ an existing third-party MDM tools already in place to deploy and manage internal business apps on Windows Phone 8 devices.
AirWatch, a leader inÂ mobile security, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management space has announced that it will fully support Windows Phone 8 device with following features and more to be added while its release.
- Company Hubs
- Device reporting, configuration and analytics
- Over-the-air updates to enterprise applications
- Exchange ActiveSync configuration
- Enterprise and full device wipes
- SD card disabling
Finally, Windows Phone platform has gained most of the features that enterprise requires for wide adoption.